Cabinet of Georgia (country)

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The Cabinet of Georgia is an executive council of government ministers in Georgia. It is headed by the Prime Minister of Georgia. In the cases of utmost importance, the meetings may be led by the President of Georgia . The first Cabinet of Georgia was formed by Noe Zhordania in the Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1918. However, the first head of government was Noe Ramishvili, Zhordania succeeding him. Until 24 January 2008, the cabinet consisted of four State Ministers and thirteen Ministers. After the re-election of President Mikheil Saakashvili, significant changes were made to the structure of the cabinet by the then head of the Georgian Government Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze. As a result, currently there are five State Ministers and thirteen Ministers. In Georgian politics, a State Minister enjoys seniority over a Minister as opposed to the British Cabinet where a State Minister is below a Minister by rank. As a consequence of 2008 changes, several new positions, such as State Minister for European Integration and State Minister for Diasporas, as well as State Minister for Reintegration, were introduced. The position State Minister for Reforms was abolished. The Ministers of Defense and Internal Affairs as well as the Prosecutor General were not members of the cabinet as such and were subordinated to the President of Georgia. But they are now considered to be the members of the cabinet.

Cabinet[edit]

Portfolio Minister[1]
Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili
First Deputy Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development
Dimitri Kumsishvili
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Energy
Kakha Kaladze
State Minister of Diaspora Issues Gela Dumbadze
State Minister of Euro-Atlantic Integration Davit Bakradze
State Minister of Reconciliation and Civil Equality Paata Zakareishvili
Minister of Agriculture Otar Danelia
Ministry of Corrections Kakha Kakhishvili[2]
Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Mikheil Giorgadze
Minister of Defense Tinatin Khidasheli
Minister of Education and Science Aleksandre Jejelava[3]
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection Gigla Agulashvili[4]
Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze[5]
Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs David Sergeenko
Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili
Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees Sozar Subari
Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani
Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Nodar Javakhishvili[6]
Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Tariel Khechikashvili

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